IDOM has recently been awarded to lead the project “Consultancy to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment for coastal in Kenya “, which will be developed in conjunction with IHE Delft.
This consultancy aims to strengthen the knowledge base on climate change-related risks to and impacts on coastal communities and their livelihoods in Kenya, and the coastal and marine ecosystems which they depend on. The GoK, SDF-BE, coastal county governments, and other relevant stakeholders and decision makers will be better positioned to take informed climate-smart decisions targeted at managing and protecting coastal and marine ecosystems and communities.
Finally, mainstreaming climate resilience into KEMFSED project activities will be critical. This consultancy, also intends to inform the design of the KEMFSED project, by recommending a set of climate change mitigation measures that can be integrated into the project.
The objective of this consultancy is to assess existing and projected impact of climate change on coastal assets, specifically marine fisheries, and communities in Kenya. Specific objectives are as follows:
- Undertake a qualitative hazard vulnerability assessment that will help define potential impacts of climate change and natural hazards on Kenya’s coastal assets and communities;
- Develop a menu of short- and long-term risk mitigation/adaptation measures that can potentially be integrated into the proposed KEMFSED Project;
- Conduct a capacity assessment of relevant institutions to systematically observe the coastal climate system, by integrating satellite observations, ground-based data and forecast models to monitor and forecast changes in the weather and climate; with recommendations on how existing gaps can be filled through the proposed KEMFSED Project.
The scope of the consultancy will include the following tasks:
- Undertake a quality hazard and vulnerability assessment
- Identify and map critical assets
- Identify hazards posed by weather events and climate
- Prioritize most critical coastal assets, and hazards posed by weather events and climate
- Conduct hazard and vulnerability assessment
- Prepare coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework
- Assess and propose areas for strengthening of climate change monitoring capacity